First sacraments

Our First Sacraments programme usually starts in October. The programme is in two parts – the first is preparation for First Forgiveness (or the Sacrament of Reconciliation) and the second is preparation for First Communion.  First Forgiveness usually takes place during Lent and First Communion usually takes place in June.

There are two First Sacraments programmes at St Gregory’s church:

1. For children at St Gregory’s School, the programme is run during school time by the teachers at the school.

2. For children of the parish not at St Gregory’s School, the programme is run by catechists with special sessions for the children usually taking place during the Sunday 10.30 am mass.

Children in Year 3 or above are eligible to join the First Sacraments programme. For more information or to enrol your child, please contact the . Parents of children at St Gregory’s school will receive information about the programme from the school at the appropriate time.